Italian American Experience Lecture Series: How the 'Low' People Moved Up: Sports as Pathways to Wealth, Celebrity (Respect?)

The Italian American Experience Lecture Series Spring 2017 presents a three-part lecture series: From Ellis Island to Yankee Stadium: Italian American Immigration, Families and Sport. The final lecture in the series is How the “Low” People Moved Up: Sports as Pathways to Wealth, Celebrity (Respect?). The speaker for all three lectures is Michael D’Innocenzo, distinguished professor emeritus, Hofstra University. Professor D’Innocenzo was named the Eugene Asher National Distinguished Teacher by the American Historical Association in 2008. Growing up in an immigrant enclave (13 people sharing his home), he went on to attend Columbia University and was named a Danforth Scholar and an Edward John Noble Leadership Fellow. He came to Hofstra in 1960 and developed the University’s first course on immigration history, which led to the book American Immigration and Ethnicity: “Melting Pot” or “Salad Bowl”? (which he co-edited). 


The Italian American Experience Lecture Series is presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and supported, in part, by the Association of Italian American Educators.


Date: Tuesday, May 2

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Admission: Free






This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.



Tuesday, May 02, 2017





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
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